Updated: Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:16 | By Agence France-Presse

Heat hammer Pacers to reach 4th straight NBA finals

LeBron James and Chris Bosh scored 25 points each as the two-time defending champion Miami Heat clobbered the Indiana Pacers 117-92 to reach their fourth consecutive NBA finals.


Heat hammer Pacers to reach 4th straight NBA finals

LeBron James of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Lance Stephenson of the Indiana Pacers during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 30, 2014 in Miami, Florida - by Chris Trotman

Miami used a game six blowout Friday to join an elite NBA group by becoming the first team to reach the championship four straight times since the Boston Celtics did it from 1984-87.

James also had six assists and shot eight-of-12 from the field in 32 minutes of playing time for Miami who used an emphatic victory to claim the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final series 4-2.

James regrouped Friday after coming off one of the worst offensive performances of his brilliant career in game five, where he battled foul trouble and finished with a career playoff low seven points on just two-of-10 shooting. 

Dwyane Wade and Rashard Lewis each tallied 13 points while Chris Andersen grabbed 10 rebounds for the Heat, who lost the finals in 2011 then won back-to-back titles in 2012 and last season.

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